Tag Archives: RCA Records

Sam Smith teams up with Normani for new single “Dancing With A Stranger”

11 Jan

Sam Smith has teamed up with Normani for his new single “Dancing With a Stranger,” which is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

The track was collectively produced by Jimmy Napes alongside Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate, who previously worked with Smith on international hit single, “Too Good At Goodbyes.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani’s upcoming project – featuring singles “Waves” and the Calvin Harris-produced “Checklist” and “Slow Dance” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields further productions from Pharrell Williams, Boi-1da, D’Mile, Joel Little, The-Dream, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, DJ Mustard, and The Rascals.

Stream the audio clip for “Dancing With A Stranger” below.

Kali Uchis reunites with Josh Crocker for new collaboration

15 Dec

Colombian-American singer and songwriter Karly Loaiza, known professionally as Kali Uchis, has reunited with Josh Crocker for a new collaboration.

“Working out of a beautiful studio this week with @KaliUchis and @hcvstro manning the spaceship. Spoiled for choice with the vintage guitars!,” Crocker posted to his Instagram profile on Friday (December 14, 2018).

The British musician – who is signed to Universal Music Publishing UK – previously teamed up with Uchis on “Gotta Get Up (Interlude)” and “Feel Like a Fool,” taken from the Uchis’s debut album, “Isolation.”

Crocker’s songwriting and production resume boasts additional works with Celeste Waite (“Both Sides of the Moon” and “Lately”), Cosima Ehni (“WYD,” “Hymns for Him” and “Had to Feel Something”) and Mabel McVey (“My Boy My Town” and “Begging”).

Uchis’ debut album “Isolation,” which was released earlier this year via RCA Records,” peaked to number thirty-two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Tyrant,” “Nuestro Planeta,” “After the Storm” and “Just a Stranger.”

Stream the audio clip for “Feel Like a Fool” below.

 

Alicia Keys enlists Tricky Stewart for new collaboration

11 Dec

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has enlisted Christopher “Tricky” Stewart for a new collaboration.

Stewart’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Beyonce (“Single Ladies”), Mariah Carey (“Touch My Body”), Rihanna (“Umbrella”), Mary J. Blige (“Just Fine”), Ciara (“Ride”), Brooke Valentine (“Girl Fight”), Brandy (“Louboutins”), Toni Braxton (“Missin'”) and Whitney Houston (“I Look to You”).

Besides regular collaborator Terius “The-=Dream” Nash, Stewart has also worked with songwriters including Traci Hale, Penelope Magnet, Kandi Burruss, Ester Dean, Crystal Nicole, Shelly Peiken, Katrina Willis, Michelle Bell, Candice Nelson, Keri Hilson, Shamora Crawford, and Lindsey “Mavelle” Gilbert.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her eighth studio collection in 2019 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from DaHeala, Foy Vance, Arrow Benjamin, Fred Ball, Emile Haynie, Stacy Barthe, Johnny McDaid, Andrew Wyatt, Jeff Bhasker, Linda Perry, Asia Whiteacre, Pierre Medor, and Jeremiah “SickPen” Bethea.

Stream the audio clip for “She Don’t Really Care” below.

 

Normani drafts Pharrell Williams for debut album

11 Dec

American singer/songwriter Normani Kordei, known mononymously as Normani, has enlisted Pharrell Williams for her upcoming debut album.

Williams’s recent songwriting and production credits include Ariana Grande’s “The Light is Coming,” Travis Scott’s “Skeletons,” Janelle Monae’s “I Got the Juice,” Camila Cabello’s “Sangria Wine,” Justin Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods,” and The Carters’ “Apeshit.”

His last studio collection under Columbia Records, 2014’s “Girl,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Marilyn Monroe,” “Come Get it Bae” and “Gust of Wind.”

Meanwhile, Normani current single “Waves” – featuring 6LACK – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For her upcoming debut album under Keep Cool / RCA Records, Normani has also worked with producers Stargate, Boi-1da, D’Mile, Joel Little, The-Dream, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, DJ Mustard, and The Rascals.

Stream the audio clip for “Waves” below.

Little Mix unleash new studio collection “LM5”

18 Nov

Little Mix have unleashed their new studio collection online.

“LM5” – featuring the Jess Glynne and Ed Sheeran-penned / Steve Mac-produced lead single “Woman Like Me” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated album boasts further productions from Goldfingers, Louis Bell, TMS, Chris Loco, Matt Radosevich, Loosechange, Mike Sabath, Electric, John Hill, Timbaland, Larrance Dopson, and MNEK.

On the songwriting front, Little Mix have worked with Camille “Kamille” Purcell, Jenna Andrews, Rachel Furner, Anya Jones, Alexandra “Shungudzo” Govere, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Rachel “Raye” Keen, Sarah Blanchard, and Cleo Tighe.

Stream “LM5” below.

Little Mix liberate new promotional single “Told You So”

10 Nov

Little Mix have liberated their new promotional single online.

“Told You So” – which was written by Rachel “Raye” Keen alongside Eyelar Mirzazadeh and Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Little Mix’s upcoming fifth album “LM5” – featuring previous singles “Woman Like Me” and “Joan of Arc” – will arrive on November 16 via RCA Records (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

The highly-anticipated project yields additional contributions from Kamille, Chris Loco, Sarah Hudson, Goldfingers, Rachel Furner, Electric, Jenna Andrews, Mike Sabath, TMS, Anya Jones, Jez Ashurst, and Timbaland.

Stream the audio clip for “Told You So” below.

Normani taps Calvin Harris for new singles “Checklist” and “Slow Down”

23 Oct

Normani has tapped the production services of Calvin Harris for her new singles.

“Checklist” (which was co-written by Starrah) and “Slow Down” (which was co-written by Jessie Reyez) are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Besides recently topping the UK Singles Chart with Sam Smith (“Promises”) and Dua Lipa (“One Kiss”), Harris also wrote and produced tracks for Rihanna (“We Found Love”), Kylie Minogue (“Too Much”), Sophie Ellis Bextor (“Off and On”), Rita Ora (“I Will Never Let You Down”) and Mary J. Blige (“One Life”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani is currently working on her upcoming debut album under Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Stargate, Boi-1da, DJ Mustard, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, Joel Little, Sevn Thomas, D’Mile, Jimmy Napes, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clips for “Checklist” and “Slow Down” below.